Friday, March 27, 2020, at 8:00 pm

We are thankful for coming to almost the end of another week, as challenging as it is, God is and will continue to be with us.

Our sister Laura has written some words of encouragement for us this week. Please see attached and read through it as we approach the end of another week.

This weekend the Bronte membership will have the opportunity once again to have an online fellowship:

On Friday, March 27, 2020, at 8:00 pm Len will be hosting a Zoom Meeting for Young Adults. Here is the info so everyone in the age group can join in:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 670 236 203

On Sabbath, March 28, 2020, at 11:00 am we will have our Zoom Meeting for Worship Service. Here is the info so everyone can join in:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 312 282

You can solo dial into the meeting:
+16475580588, and

Meeting ID: 847 312 282

Please note that Prayer Meeting is also happening every Wednesday night as a Zoom Event, and you can join us as we continue to dedicate some special time for prayer. Please reach out to Ken or Richard for information on the next prayer meeting Zoom event.

We hope that everyone can join us and worship together as we continue to go through this season.

May the Lord continue to be with us all!

The Communications team.


What Are We to Do?

A look at life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Self-preservation is a human instinct. We are wired to take whatever steps seem necessary to ensure our own survival. This is why store shelves have very little toilet paper, non-perishable food, and medicine in stock.

Disaster preparation is a good thing, however, we must not confuse responsible preparation with fear-based selfishness. Hoarding many months of supplies or price-gouging others, especially those in need, is not resourcefulness — it is sin.

In Luke 3, John the Baptist is traveling around the Jordan area, calling people to ask forgiveness of their sins and to leave their wickedness behind. Verses 7 and 8 say: “When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, ‘You brood of snakes! Who warned you to flee the coming wrath? Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God’” (NLT). This is the Baptist’s call to faith and godly living.

John’s listeners are so far from God that they’re not even sure what godly living looks like, so he clarifies for them. “The crowds asked, ‘What should we do?’ John replied, ‘If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.’ Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ He replied, ‘Collect no more taxes than the government requires’” (verses 10–13).

This current worldwide coronavirus disease pandemic is not the time for Christians to haughtily spout (often misapplied or incorrect interpretations of) Bible prophecy that builds fear in unbelievers. Instead, it is the time to quietly give our shirts to the poor and our food to the hungry. We must live out Romans 13 by abiding by the regulations of governing authorities (verses 1–7) and by loving our neighbors (verses 8–10).

What does this look like during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond? With care to their health and yours, reach out to elderly and disabled friends and neighbors and offer to share toilet paper or to grocery shop for them. Encourage local grocery stores to implement seniors-only shopping hours. Bake bread or cook a pot of beans for those who find the store shelves empty or their livelihoods disrupted. Sew baby wipes and diapers for overwhelmed moms. Facetime or Skype with those who may be lonely. Provide childcare for those whose schools have closed but the parents still have to work.

You can also volunteer with organizations such as Meals on Wheels, donate money to charities that are providing resources during the crisis, deliver extra food to the local food bank, give blood, and so on. If your church doesn’t already have one, consider spearheading an initiative to collect funds and supplies to help members directly affected by the virus via job loss, illness, etc.

Above all, be kind. Smile. Share. Hold the door (with your foot, of course). God is still in control.

— Alicia J. Adams is director of marketing for Pacific Press Publishing Association

Please see attached:

My Life Today

Today’s devotional from My Life Today quotes Ellen G. White’s writings when saying: “The office of the Holy Spirit is distinctly specified in the words of Christ: When He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts of sin. If the sinner responds to the quickening influence of the Spirit, he will be brought to repentance and aroused to the importance of obeying the divine requirements” The Acts of the Apostles, 52. She also wrote “It is through the mighty agency of the Holy Spirit that the government of Satan is to be subdued and subjected. It is the Holy Spirit that convinces of sin and expels it from the soul by the consent of the human agent” The Review and Herald, April 25th, 1893. The Bible says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”. Gal. 5:22-25. As we come together to praise God, we invite you to allow the Holy Spirit into your life to do the work that only He can do.

Easter Program

Each one of us has a story. Our stories are made up of the moments and decisions we’ve made in our lives up until this point. Some decisions we’ve made affected our own lives in small or meaningful ways. Other decisions we’ve made impacted the lives of people around us such as friends, family, or colleagues. There are however a few people who can say their decisions have impacted the whole world. Scientific breakthroughs and advances in technology, music, and works of art have changed our world… and although each of these helped create the stories we all live in as a world community, there is one person’s story that changed everything. His name is Jesus Christ, and He is the Son of God. Today Christians around the world are celebrating the greatest event in the world. A day 2,000 plus years ago when the Son of God came to this planet and gave up us life so that our stories don’t have to end here on earth. Because of His death on the cross and His subsequent resurrection on Sunday morning, we too can experience eternal life that He freely offers. Jesus invites anyone willing to come and “See What a Morning” He has in store for those who accept His sacrifice on their behalf and await His soon return. We’re glad you joined us today, and we hope that you’re encouraged by our Easter program. Perhaps you may hear Jesus speaking to your heart today.”

Boundaries – Small Group Bible Study


Learn healthy boundaries from best-selling authors Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend.

Boundaries affect all areas of our lives: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. Healthy boundaries are the key to a balanced and rewarding life!



If you have struggled with
any of the following, this
course is for you!

  • Are boundaries biblical?
  • How can I say no, and not feel guilty?
  • How can I set healthy limits, and still be
    a loving person?
  • How can I keep people from taking
    advantage of me?
  • What if setting boundaries will upset or
    hurt someone?
  • How do I answer people who want my
    time, love, energy, or money?
  • How do I deal with my disappointment
    with God because of unanswered

Date: March 09 to May 4, 2019
Place: Fellowship Hall
Bronte SDA Church
2031 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON

Length of Class: 9 weeks



Who God is

This quarter we are looking at who God is and how we can develop a closer relationship with Him. In anticipation of this week’s message let me ask you a question: have you ever felt overwhelmed? Have you ever felt anxious about finishing a project on time or paying a bill before the deadline, catching your flight when you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for lab results to the point where the pressure is unbearable? God knows that we all face the temptation to worry about things in our lives, but the good news is, He hasn’t left us alone. Recently Amazon released a list of the most popular passages in some of its bestselling books, such as The Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series, and Pride and Prejudice. Also released, the most highlighted passage in the Holy Bible. Can you guess what it is? Most people, including me, expect it to be something like John 3:16, Psalm 23, or the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. But, no, it was a less prominent text, but one that’s striking a deep cord in today’s worried world. If you want to find out what it is, have your Bible’s ready during today’s message when I share it. May God bless you as we learn more about Him together and how he helps us when we feel overwhelmed.”

Special Announcements

Hello Church family, please be aware of the following:

1.  Special Bible study seminar series Sabbaths: 

October 17, 24, & 31:  “Diagnosing Doctrinal Dilemmas” from 2:30pm-4:00 pm.  Please come out bring your lunch and stay as we delve deeper into God’s Words understanding the truth for these time and clarifying misunderstood Bible subjects.

2.  BLESS Seminar: 

Monday October 26 @ 7:30  “Forks Over Knives” p.II and featuring “eating from the earth!” food demonstration.   Please invite a friend

3.  Week of Prayer: 

November 7-14  “Living in Anticipation”

A special message regarding the ‘Unrestrained’ Women’s Retreat

joan-rodgersPlease click on the following link to read a message from Joan Rogers, Director of Family & Women’s Ministries (Ontario Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) relating to the ‘Unrestrained’ Women’s Retreat.

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A Video About the Upcoming Fundraising Event at Bronte! Don’t Miss it!!

This fundraiser is part of the much anticipated weekend with Brenda Walsh at Bronte Seventh-day Adventist church. We hope to see you there the weekend of April 11th and 12th!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Vegan/Vegetarian cooking class by April 7th!!

>>Learn more about the weekend and all that it will entail by clicking here